The Third Mountain (g)

(5.21) Whenever we become conscious of power it is manifested in the objective world.

Power is an awareness that our directed attention is a cause that will produce an effect.

(5.22) The source of all power is Universal Mind, from which all things proceed, which is one and indivisible.

Our thought is “charged” by the unlimited creative power of the Universal.

(5.23) Power is manifested through the individual. Each individual is a channel whereby power is differentiated in form.

Each individual who can think is a channel of this unlimited creative potential, which is why we must take responsibility for directing our attention.

(5.24) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring our desires into manifestation.

Thought is the connecting link between the Individual and the Universal. (2.25)

(5.25) The result is nothing short of marvelous. It opens unprecedented and limitless opportunity.

Unlimited creative potential of the Universal becomes unlimited creative opportunities available to the individual who learns to direct their attention.

(5.26) We may eliminate imperfect conditions by a recognition of our unity with the source of all power.

The source of all power is cause and effect, as demonstrated by an individuals to think.

(5.27) The Master Mind thinks big thoughts. They hold ideas big enough to counteract or destroy all petty and annoying obstacles.

By securing goals (thoughts) bigger than our immediate goal, our immediate goal becomes easier.

(5.28) Experience comes to us through the law of attraction (cause & effect).

Experience is an effect. Thought is the cause that creates what our experience feels like.

(5.29) This principal is brought into operation by our predominant mental attitude.

Our predominant mental attitude is the filter by which we feel experience.

(5.30) The old regime is trying to cling to the fatalistic doctrine of divine election. The new regime recognizes the divinity of the individual; the democracy of humanity.

The “old regime” saw humans as, essentially, helpless to the whims of nature or gods. The”new regime” recognizes that an individuals perception will shape their experience, regardless of the conditions.

 

The Second Mountain (a)

(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity–conscious and subconscious.

All action is predicated by conscious or subconscious thought.

(2.2) Ease and perfection depend upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.

Mastery “happens” when repeated action becomes so habitual, we do not have to consciously think about it anymore. Conversely, we may also be controlled by habitual behaviors that are self-destructive.

(2.3) The value of the subconscious is enormous. It guides us. It warns us. It controls the vital processes and is the seat of memory.

The subconscious controls all the “background” programs of our experience.

(2.4) The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination. It has the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.

The conscious mind navigates the polarities of experience (persona-shadow, ego-self, etc.) Wether is is tossed about or maintains equilibrium depends on the individuals ability to apply knowledge they have gained.

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

Conscious mind is like the USB device/drive by which we may “reprogram” the subconscious with our intention.

(2.6) To impress the subconscious, mentally state what is wanted.

We mentally state what is wanted by directing our attention toward visualizing and idealizing (feeling) the conditions we desire to manifest in our experience.

(2.7) If our desires our in harmony with the forward movement of the great whole, forces will be set in motion to bring about the desired result.

The forward movement of the great whole is natures plan to become conscious of itself. We participate in this plan by consciously recognizing that our experience of life is for this same purpose. The more we intentionally bring unconscious patterns and belief systems into conscious awareness, the more we are in harmony with this plan. Introspection, inductive reasoning, and critical thinking are key instruments available to us.

(2.8) Our experience reflects conditions corresponding to our predominant mental attitude.

Our predominant mental attitude is determined by our directed attention; how much time we spend thinking about specific things and what we feel when we think.

(2.9) This is cause & effect.

Our experience is shaped by internal conditions–thoughts and feelings.

(2.10) Thought is creative energy and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

Creative energy is spiritual energy. Thought is, thus, spiritual.

TFM Criss-Cross #4

(1.4) We relate to the Universal Mind by the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the organ of this mind.

(4.4) Thought takes form by the law of growth.

(2.14) Life originates in the inorganic world only by the introduction of a living form. There is no other way.

(7.4) “Seeing” creates “feeling,” “feeling” creates “being.” First the mental, then the emotional, then the unlimited possibilities of achievement.

(8.14) Spiritual power depends upon use. Use determines its existence.

(3.24) We are related to this creative principle by our ability to think.

(5.14) This principle is founded on reason and experience.

(6.24) Thought is spiritual and, therefore, creative and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

Our ability to relate to Universal Mind is what produces a conscious use of cause and effect.  The inorganic world is the Primordial. Thought grows into form through visualization and idealization (feeling). Being is life. We must exercise this spiritual power by consciously directing attention (thinking). Reason and experience have revealed cause and effect. We know this is spiritual because creating effects depends upon interacting with creative potential (Universal).

(6.27) Millions are making use of mental therapeutics.

(5.17) We may account for strange and unusual phenomena by the creative power of thought.

(3.27) The rate of vibration may be changed by mental action.

(8.17) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative. To consciously direct thought is to therefore, direct circumstances, conditions, environment, and destiny.

(7.7) The necessary condition for the materialization of the ideal in the objective world is cause and effect, the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

(2.17) Causation depends upon polarity. A circuit must be formed. the Universal is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit.

(4.7) The secret of power is service.

(1.7) The result of the interaction between the individual and the Universal is cause and effect. Every thought is a cause. Every condition is an effect.

Mental therapeutics is a conscious use of cause and effect. The nature of our thought produces a specific rate of vibration, which accounts for all phenomena.  Consciously directing our attention is contingent upon accepting responsibility. When we blame others we are reinforcing a message to our subconscious (which relates this message to  the Universal) that we are helpless, and the Universal creates these conditions for us to experience. The interaction between the conscious mind and the subconscious is polarity. We serve (and/or are possessed by) the object of our thought. As a result of this polarity, cause and effect is produced.

TFM Criss-Cross #1

(1.1) The world without is a reflection of the world within.

(4.1) Thought is spiritual energy.

(2.11) Abundance is the offspring of power.

(7.1) Visualization is the process of creating mental pictures.

(8.11) Abundance is secured by an understanding of the creative nature of thought.

(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.

(5.11) Observe individual facts carefully, patiently, and accurately before venturing to make a statement of natural law.

(6.21) Sickness may be eliminated by placing ourselves in harmony with natural law.

Our perception of conditions in life is determined by our attitude because thought is  filtered through attitude. Since thought is spiritual energy, abundance is the result of constructive thought. The creative nature of thought empowers imagination and causes mind to form mental pictures. The quality of these mental pictures is determined by a designation–an extreme–by which we identify pleasant conditions from undesired ones. For this reason, we must take every precaution to speak only when we are confident that the effects produced will support our ideal state. In this way, we may eliminate all undesirable conditions.

(6.30) True science and true religion are twin sisters. Where the one goes, the other, necessarily, follows.

(5.20) Our best interest will be conserved by a recognition of the fact that a knowledge of the creative nature of thought puts us in touch with infinite power.

(3.30) The individual is so important because the Universal is static and requires energy to start it in motion. This is furnished by food which is converted into energy and, in turn, allows the individual to think. When he stops eating he stops thinking. He no longer acts upon the Universal. There is, consequently, no action or interaction. The Universal is pure mind in static form; mind at rest.

(8.20) Constructive thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to direct it.

(7.10) The alternative to concentrating on fear is concentrating on conditions we desire to see manifest in life.

(2.20) Thought will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation because thought is a product of the spiritual man and spirit is the creative principle of the universe.

(4.10) The silence is the first step toward self control; self mastery.

(1.10) All power comes from within–the universal fountain of supply; the infinite energy of each individual, an outlet.

Science and religion are both based on observation of natural phenomena. The creative power of thought can be observed. Each individual has the ability to consciously access this creative power through intentional directed attention. This is constructive thinking. By directing attention towards gratitude and our ideal state, our attitude towards conditions may be transformed from a negative perception to a positive one. Thought determines attitude. Attitude determines thought. Remaining still is a step toward cultivating Self control. When we realize that thought shapes our experience, we must take responsibility.

 

 

The First Mountain (d)

(7.1) Visualization is the process of making mental pictures.

Making mental pictures requires imagination. The more we can exercise this “muscle” the clearer our mental pictures become.

(7.2) By holding an image or picture in mind we gradually but surely draw the thing nearer to us.

The clearer we are able to hold an image or picture in mind, the more we are able to feel (idealize) the conditions we desire. This is the method to counteract or destroy all petty and annoying obstacles that are competing for our attention.

(7.3) Idealization is the process of feeling the conditions we will eventually manifest in the objective world.

Feeling empowers our desires and allows us to introduce “life” in the inorganic world. (2.14)

(7.4) “Seeing” creates feeling; feeling creates “being.” First the mental, then the emotional, then unlimited possibilities of achievement.

Mental pictures conjure feeling, and feeling changes our emotional neuro-state–the state of being at which our nervous system operates in cooperation with our thoughts/mindset.

(7.5) Each repeated action renders the picture more accurate than the former.

Reinforcing mental pictures makes them clearer.

(7.6) The material for the construction of these mental pictures is secured through millions of tiny workers–brain cells.

Mental pictures are formed by brain cells working together in a unified and concentrated state, regardless of whether they produce desirable effects.

(7.7) The necessary condition for the materialization of the ideal in the objective world is an understanding and intentional use of cause & effect; the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

The law of growth ensures the cyclical nature of cause & effect. Every cause will produce an effet. Our response or reaction to these effects become a new cause which produces more effects. In this way, all conditions and experiences are generated by the cause (thought) that creates our perception of events and perception determines wether we respond (constructive) or react (chaotic) to conditions and experiences.

(7.8) Earnest desire, confident expectation, and form demand, are necessary conditions to use this law intentionally.

The law of cause & effect operates regardless of our conscious intervention, although, intentionally directing our attention to thoughts (causes) that support our ideal state, results in effects that are in harmony with our desires.

(7.9) Many fail to secure harmonious conditions because focus on loss, disease, and disaster. The law is working perfectly: fear is manifesting.

Fear manifests when we direct our attention to thoughts that lead to chaos.

(7.10) The alternative is to concentrate on conditions you desire to see manifested in life.

We can generate harmonious effects if by intentionally directing our thoughts to support our ideal state.

Crossover Week #12 (d)

(7.4) “Seeing” creates “feeling.” “Feeling” creates “being.” First the mental, then the emotional, then the unlimited possibilities of achievement.

(8.4) Daydreaming is a form of mental dissipation while the imagination is a form of constructive thought, which precedes all constructive action.

(8.14) Spiritual power depends upon use. Use determines its existence.

(7.14) The law of attraction is the principle by which thought manifests in form.

(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a realization that is is just as essential to give as it is to receive.

(8.24) Universal Mind–in which we live and move and have our being–is one and indivisible. It is, therefore, just as possible to help others as it is to help ourselves.

 

Visualization precedes feeling. Feeling determines our state of being. Imagination is intentional and in cooperation with natural law, daydreaming is fantastical and motivated by selfishness. Our ability to direct attention is strengthened by taking every opportunity to direct our attention. This results in the law of attraction. Directing attention for the benefit of others is essential to our own health and growth, because the law of sympathetic resonance ensures that attention we direct towards others will manifest in us, as well.

(8.27) The nature of Universal Mind is spiritual and, therefore, creative. It seeks to manifest itself in form.

(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.

(7.17) Undesirable conditions are brought about by thinking, discussing, and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord of every kind. That we reap what we sow is scientifically intact.

(8.17) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative. To consciously control thought is to, therefore, control circumstance, conditions, environment and destiny.

(8.7) Mind is the very real moving force by which we attract the people and conditions necessary for the completion of our plans.

(7.7) The necessary condition for the materialization of the ideal in the objective world is the law of attraction; the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

Directed attention is a force that must manifest. Conscious mind must choose to direct attention towards producing effects that we desire, rather than disregarding the consequences (effects) of the cause. In this way, we attract what supports our greatest desires. This is the law of attraction.

 

Crossover Week #12 (a)

(7.1) Visualization is the process of creating mental pictures.

(8.1) Imagination is a form of constructive thought. It is the light that penetrates new worlds of thought and experience; the mighty instrument by which every great discoverer or inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.

(8.11) Wealth depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.

(7.11) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by our ability to appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience.

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon a knowledge of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.

Visualization (mental pictures) are created using imagination, which is a form of constructive thought. Wealth–all forms of abundance–are effects produced by imagination. Peace and harmony are the result of our ability to assign value (learning) and meaning (purpose) to our experience. This is the essence of every system of metaphysics. Service leads us toward success.

(8.30) The result of constructive thinking is you will come to know “The Father” as Universal Mind (original awareness), which really and truly does live within you, and all things are possible and can be demonstrated by anyone with sufficient understanding.

(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we want to secure the effect we must ascertain the cause-the thought or idea–by which the effect is created.

(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value of making application of knowledge we have gained. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself, which is–by no means–true!

(8.20) Constructive thinking is an understanding of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to direct it.

(8.10) Keen analytical observation leads to opulence and harmony.

(7.10) The alternative is to concentrate on conditions you desire to see manifested in your life.

 

Constructive thinking allows us to realize the divine (original consciousness) within us. Because success is an effect, we must direct our attention toward creating the cause. When we apply this knowledge, we are transformed. We apply this knowledge by directing spiritual energy. This depends on our keen analytical observation and a willingness to apply our imagination toward manifesting our ideal state.

7th Key (e)

(7.5) Each repeated action renders the image more accurate than the former.

(7.15) The law of love–which is the creative principle of the universe–adds vitality to thought while the law of attraction brings the necessary substance to growth.

(7.25) Financiers frequently meet with great success because they do their own thinking.

Repetition is how we reinforce behavior–for good or ill. Love empowers repetition. If we do our own thinking, we empower our desires rather than the desires of who may have done the thinking for us.

(7.26) The great majority remain docile and willing tools of the few because they allow the few to do their thinking for them.

(7.16) Desirable conditions are secured by entertaining desirable thoughts only.

(7.6) The material for the construction of these mental images is secured by millions of tiny workers-brain cells.

Think for yourself rather than allow others to think for you. Think about desirable conditions rather than undesirable ones to secure happiness.

7th Key (d)

(7.4) “Seeing” creates “feeling,” “feeling” creates “being;” first the mental, then the emotional, then the unlimited possibilities of achievement.

(7.14) The law of attraction is the principle by which thought is manifested in form.

(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a recognition of the fact that it is just as essential to give as it is to receive.

Visualization inspires feeling. Feeling is what empowers our mental pictures. We must feel our desires. Our mental pictures must cause us to feel. This is the “secret” to the Law of Attraction. In addition, our desires must be in service to others.

(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.

(7.17) Undesirable conditions are brought about by thinking, discussing and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord of every kind. That we reap what we sew is scientifically intact.

(7.7) The necessary condition for the manifestation of the ideal in the objective world is the law of attraction–the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

Concentration is directed attention, which causes us to feel. What we think about will manifest in our perception of conditions.

 

 

7th Key (c)

(7.3) Idealization is the process of idealizing or visualizing the conditions we will eventually manifest in the objective world.

(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with Natural Law.

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

Idealization is feeling what we visualize. We may avoid suffering by visualizing and idealizing conditions that support the ideal state of all life. Thus, selfish thoughts alienate us from Natural law.

(7.28) Concentrating on sorrow on loss brings sorrow and loss.

(7.18) We may overcome all fear, lack, limitation, poverty, and discord by substituting principle in place of error.

(7.8) Earnest desire, confident expectation, and firm demand are necessary to bring this law into operation.

It is the responsibility of conscious mind to ensure that concentration supports our ideal state. If we apply this principle, we may overcome all suffering. We can only possess earnest desire, confident expectation and firm demand once we have a definite chief aim.